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Back in May, FC United gave supporters a unique opportunity - the chance to name a price for a season ticket.

The board announced an exciting campaign to allow supporters to pay whatever they could afford for their season tickets for the 2009-10 season, with the aim of raising £125,000.

With several weeks to go before the season starts, season ticket pledges have passed the £110,000 mark as we aim to hit at least £125,000 in sales. But the board have been quick to stress that it’s not just about increasing revenue.

A spokesman said: "It looks like we’re on track to hit or pass the target we set at the start of the summer which is very encouraging but it’s not just about the money.

"The key principle behind the idea was to fulfil our pledge to provide affordable and accessible football - and one measure of that is the number of tickets that are bought. Numbers on this front are also encouraging, ahead of the numbers sold this time last year.

"However, there are still a few hundred supporters who held season tickets last season who haven’t yet renewed, so we would encourage those supporters to renew as soon as they can. We want all our supporters to be able to afford to come to our games."

Due to the costs of hiring playing facilities the club has made an operating loss over the past two years - we have been able to sustain this thanks to donations and original pledges. Further cost-cutting measures will be implemented over the course of the next year, but there is a limit to how far these can go. We cannot continue to incur losses, especially as we need to demonstrate the club’s financial viability as we work towards our own ground in the near future.

We need to raise more revenue but we don’t want to do this by imposing unilateral ticket price increases - particularly in the current economic climate and in keeping with our philosophy of providing affordable football. You can still do your bit in helping us achieve our aims by buying a season ticket.

It should be noted that with the average season ticket price of about £140 last year, we still made a financial loss and therefore supporters may wish to consider this when choosing how much to donate.

Some supporters may be able to pay more than £140, some supporters may only be able to afford less than last year’s figure, but together there is no reason why we cannot increase revenue from this source. Supporters will understand that we cannot afford to give season tickets away and like all clubs we need a degree of security so a minimum price for adults of £90 will be asked, though if anyone finds themselves in particular circumstances that they cannot afford that amount, they are free to contact the club to discuss the matter.

We would ask supporters that when you are deciding what you can afford it is important to use last season’s average price of £140 as a barometer of affordability rather than
the £90 figure. Season tickets cover 21 league games but not cup or playoff games. In effect concession season tickets for over 60s/the unwaged have been scrapped as the
minimum price for all adults is less than last season’s concession price. Those supporters in this category are invited to make a donation, if affordable, along all other adults. It is proposed that under-18 season tickets will remain at £21.

Purchasing your season ticket online

Those supporters who wish to purchase their season ticket online can do so here

The system only allows payment in full, therefore any supporter who would prefer to pay a deposit now and the remainder later in the summer are advised to either ring the office on 0161 273 8950 who will take the deposit payment over the phone, or e-mail seasonticket@fc-utd.co.uk with your total pledge amount and we’ll call you back.

If buying multiple season tickets via the online system and you wish for them to be separate names then please make individual purchases, otherwise if you’re happy for them all to be in the bill payers name a single transaction will suffice.

Please note online purchases of membership need to be purchased separately via the FC Club Shop click here however space is provided for such on the downloadable forms below

Purchasing your season ticket by phone

Please phone the office on 0161 273 8950

Purchasing your season ticket by email

Please e-mail seasonticket@fc-utd.co.uk with your total pledge amount and we’ll call you back.

You can also download the application forms below and email them back to us.

Purchasing your season ticket by post

Please download the appropriate season ticket application form below and post back to;
FC United, Hope Mills, 113 Pollard Street, Manchester M4 7JA

Adult season ticket & membership application form 2009/10

Child season ticket & membership application form 2009/10

If you have pledged but not yet paid

As the pledge total continues to rise and the response from supporters remains tremendous, the total actually paid is a little way behind.

We appreciate most will be waiting for their pay-day at work before purchasing, however it is important to note that we are looking to post out Season Tickets on 3rd August and therefore anyone who hasn’t paid by the 1st August will not have their book sent in that first batch.

Anyone who wishes to complete their purchase can find all the details on how to pay here.

Thanks as ever for your continued support

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First Posted ~ 10:03 Fri 7 Aug 2009
News ID ~ 2329
Last Updated ~ 12:56 Mon 21 May 2018